Gran Canaria first quarter foreign tourism numbers almost maintained
1,409,000 foreign passengers chose Gran Canaria as their destination from January to April 2019, which is overall only 2.67% less than in the same period of last year when 1,448,000 people arrived on the island, a drop of 38,500.
In the first four months of the year, the island received 15,124 passengers from Austria, which produced a notable increase of 60.2%, compared to the same period in 2018.
Germany has been the leading market for these first four months of this year with 375,500 people, representing 26.6% of the total, and a rise of 1.3%, equal to 4,700 more travellers.
From the combined Nordic markets 463,800 people traveled to Gran Canaria, a drop of 6.9% with 34,700 fewer passengers than in 2018. Passengers from the United Kingdom overall fell by 2.5% to 251,400 people.
From Italy, 35,700 foreign passengers arrived on the island, 14.8 percent more than in 2018, in which 31,100 passengers were counted; Ireland, with 27,800 travellers, also experienced an increase of 5.3 percent, compared to the previous year in which 26,400 arrived; France, with 17,900 passengers, recorded a decline of 2.9 percent, while from the Netherlands, between January & April 2019, 71,100 people travelled, 2.6 percent less than in the same period of 2018
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